Newspaper Page Text
THE AEGUS, TUESD-A-TT, AUGUST 30, 1898.
s Here ... s
And soon upon its heels will follow the days of
fall cleaning and the rearranging of the home.
You may or may not know that there is one
place in the three cities where you can find th
latest of everything in the furniture line. Not
for a few days sprLog and fall do' they think of '
their trade, but all the year round they plan to
give thosa who patronize them the best and
latest the market affords at fair prices.
This Fall the Stock
Will Be Superb
Their line of carpets which is always away
ahead of the others, is constantly added to.
New effects are out fur 189S that will surely
please you. In th other branches it is the same;
many pretty novelties will be shown that cannot
fail to please you. Renumber this then and
come here when yo aire ready for fall purchases.
Cor. S xtcenth Street
A Soft and Downy Pile,
H. F. CORDES, !i
. . . All Sizes and Styles
tar&f?& r " 5b m
.,.V. si 3,wi f ii' l
Alen. Mvers & Company
Opposite Ilnrper House. 1821 SECOXD 1V
and Second Avenue;
that is like walking on
thistle down, you will find
on our high grade car
pets. We have many
handsome pattern that
we have reduced to prices
that make them positive
Holding from 25 to 250
pounds of Ice
and up. We pay the
freight on out of town
SOLDIER COMES BACK
Private Howard Johnson, Com
pany A, Here On Fur
HE IS GIYEN A WAEM RECEPTION
Accompanied From Chicago by Ilia Mother,
and la Greeted mod Feaated on Ilia Ar
rival Ustm I'orto Rico With the Sick
Hut la Sow AlmoMt Entirely Recovered
Comradea Anxloaa to Retnrn.
Howard W. 'Johnson, who inarched
awav from Rock Island with his coin
rales four months ago to defend hi
fl ur nd ountry, weakened from ill
ness contracted on the fields of Porto
Rico, arrived home last niffht on fur
lough, his instructtong.being to return
to his regiment Sept. 26. The south
crn 8u u has left traces of its heat on
Howard's countenance, although the
poor rations hare not made any per
ceptible elTwct on his rugged constitu
Howard, dressed in his uniform.
was nccomanied from Chicago by hi
mother, Mrs. Harriet L. Johnson
and his younger brother, Milton, his
uncle, A. H. Pollard, joining him at
Aurora, and his cousin, Harvey Pol
lard, at Alpha. There was a larre
delegation at the Burlington depot to
meet and greet the returned soldier.
There was a royal reception arranged
by neighbors lor him at his home.
i23 Third avenue, which was decor-
a ted inside and outside, a row of
Chinese lanterns extending from the
gate to the doorway, and eight little
girls attired in white aid each tarry
ing a candle and singing patriotic
songs. J Jus reception was arranged
without the knowledge of Mrs. John
son and prored as much of a surprise
to her as to her son. A table laden
with a sumptuous meal of delicacies
awaited the voting soldier. He con
fessed that he bad almost forgotten
how to sit at the table. He ate heart
ily, and expressed regret that his
comrades in Porto Rico were nut there
to enjoy the feast with him.
1 he Johnson home was licsieged
luring the evening by the friends and
oved ones of the members of Com
pany A, anxiously inquiring about
the bovs. Howard was truly a hero
He was embraced, caressed and kissed
by the ladies, and tho boys and men
shook his hand.
Tell About Ilia Cvinradea.
Howard says. now that the
war is over, the bovs are all anxious
to come home. He left them all in
good health. He was taken sick with
malarial fever at Pouce after the
wearisoaae inarch from (tuanica
which told on many of the soldiers,
He was placed in a hospital from
which a French flag floated, his com
panion, all lieing Spaniards. Not even
the attending physicia coultl speak
English.. After remaining there
three days he was visited by Dr. Nieh
ok-is Semi, who recomaauded that th
patient leave Porto IikM at once, as
he would lie taken with typhoid fever
if he did not leave that climate. I he
following day he left on the hospital
slun Keliel lor rsew lork. Howard
says save for a slight weakness he
now feels ar well as he ever did. He
states the severest trial the Hock Island
bovs had was on the Yale, on which
they traveled from Charleston to San
tiago ami thenee to Porto Rico. They
were Hungry aurinjr the entire voy
age. They landed at Guanica July 23,
and the following night had their initial
battlefield experience, being assigned
to guard duty' ifi the mountains
Howard, Louis Rosenlield and lien
Sears were detailed to the hospital
corps, and accompanied an excdition
consisting or Uie foth. Massachusetts,
two companies of regulars and Com
panies L and G, 6th Illinois regiment,
sent out to rout a force of Spaniards
reported inovinj; in the direction of
Guanica. After marching three miles
the Americans were fired uixfu. It
was about 3 o'clock in the morning.
The fight lasted 45 minute. Five
Americans were wounded and live
Spaniards were killed and 11 hurt . The
dons retreated, leaving their dead and
wounded behind to le cared for by the
Red Cross society.
Johnson paid The Argus a visit
today. He said: T thought I
was well received in JVew York,
but my. it was no comparison
to the manner in which I was
treated last night. I just got out of
Porto Rico in the nick of time, for
typhoid fever means sure death in
that country. Nineteen ioor bovs
died on the ship on the way to New
York, and 16 of them were buried at
When I left, onr boys were
camped iu the mountains outaide
Ponce. All were well. Harry Coyne
fell out of the ranks, suffering with
an injured foot, on the march fro m
iu.iB.ica. and tic were greatly worried
about him, but he ooou turned up all
right, coming to Pouce by train.
Porto Rice is chock full of malaria,
but our Ijt.vs have stood the climate
exceedingly well. I expect thev will
be in America lefore another week
passes, and will probably be home in
Capt. Mcf'onorlale Getting Fat.
- Mrs. William MeOonochie has a
letter from her son. Capt. McCouo
chie. in which he states he has gained
hn pounds on the Porto Rican atmos
phere. He also says Co mail hxs been
received by himself or any of the boys
since leaving Camp Alger.
Bard Coal Market.
Anthrax coal, all sizes, delivered
at $6.-0 per ton. for immediate de
livery." K. G. Fbzek.
o-To-Have for Fifty CmU.
Gcaraateed tobacco habit cure, makes weak
mea autooaj. Mood pare. Mc.fl. All druggists.
RIVER IMPROVEMENT BIDS.
Aggregating; 4 00,000 Between St.
Paul and the Sflaeonri,
Fifty bids for the construction of
dams and shore protections between
St. Paul and the mouth of the
Missouri river, were opened today at
the nvir engineer s otiice by Capt C.
MeD. Townsend. The outlay on the
work, which is to be completed by
Sept. 30, 1899. will aggregate $400,-
000. There were nine contracts, the
lowest bidders being:
Between Reed's Landing and Wino
na, Jacob Richtman. Bllsberry, Mo.,
$37,500: Albert Kirchner, Fountain
City, Wis.. $37,500.
Between Winona and La Crosse.
John Pickley, Dubuque, $34,700.
Between Dubuque and Le Claire-,
John Pickley, Dubuque, $32,142.50.
Between Rock Island and New Bos
ton, Fetter & Crosby, La Crosse,
Between New Boston and Burling
ton, Albert Kirchner, Fountain City,
Between Burlington and Montrose,
Iowa. Albert Kirchner, Fountain City,
Between Keokuk and Quincy, Al
bert Kirehner, $27,510.
Between Hamburg. HI., and Cap au
Gris, Mo., James Short, St. Charles,
Between Cap au Gris
mouth of the Illinois
Short, St. Charles, Mo.,
Mo., and the
CAMP MEETING IS OVER.
Rev. T. J. Wood, of l'ort Ityron,
the Closing Sermon.
Tindall's Grove, Aug. 30. Yester
day, the elosiug day of camp meeting,
opened with the 8:30 morning bible
study. Mote than usual interest was
manifested. The topic considered
was: "The Fullness of the Spirit."
In the after service of the meeting the
invitation was given to all desirous to
come to the altar and receive the full
ness of the spirit. The mourners'
bench was cro wiled to overflowing.
The 10:30 preaching servioe was in
charge of S. J. Kelso, of Illinois City.
Rev. 12. E. Meecliam, of Hampton,
made the exortation. Five responded,
coming to the altar.
The juniors in their last service
hada farewell meeting, while mu
sic, testimonies aim uanu-snaKing
were in ordei. While the younger
livisiou was holding its session in the
league tent, the older division at Rev.
McOuiber's, the association at the same
time held its last regular business
meeting in the tabernacle. The audit
ing committee selected was composed
of Messrs. Ketsel and McConnell. The
music committee was authorized to
secure some one to nave cnargc oi trie
singing without financial remunera
tion. The committee appointed on
furnishing preachers' tent was re
tained for the coming year. A vote
of thanks was extended to the
persons decorating the preachers'
stand. Ii w as decided not to pay the
ministers conducting the Sabbath
service mere than his expenses in
coming and his board while present.
The treasurer made a statement
which shows nuite an increase over
last year. Financially it was a sue
cess. Resolutions of thanks were later
extended to Misses Muse and Cooper
for services rendered at the organ.
Rev. C. F. Crane, of Sunbeam,
preached at the 3 o clock meeting
from the text: "She hath done what
she could.' 1 he discourse was very
practical and showed good thought.
Owing to the length of the preceding
service and the exhausted condition
of the people, the 4:15 Epworth
League service was postponed.
Rev. J. t. Kobinson, of Moline,
baptized the two children of Rev. Mc-
The closing aermon was preached
by Rev. T. J. Wood, of Port Byron.
The theme of the sermon was based
on the parable of the "wise and fool-
sh wrgins. There were six or
eight forward at the altnr, and morn-
ng closed the scene of singing and
The mail has beeu delivered regu
larly. There has been an abunrlance
of water. Ninety-eight tents were
Mrs. fc,d Klaus, of Rock Island, and
Miss Bessie Head, of Galva. were vis
iting at Camp 26 during the day.
The firm of Kramer, Bleuer & Co..
on- ert 1, dissolves partnership oy
mutual consent. Charles Bleuer re
tiring, Henry Kramer and Charles
Kramer continuing the business under
he name of Kramer & Co., assuming
11 debts and collecting all bills.
Heretofore AoIdk business at Kra
mer. Bleuer & Co s-
John Lind died yesterday afternoon
at his home. 1309 Thirty-seventh
street, of consumption, aged 53 years.
He was a native of MarlKcks, Sweden.
He was for a number of. years em
ployed in the shorn of Deere & Co.,
Moline. where he contracted grinder
onsumption. He is survived by his
wife and live children.
A Wine Deeialon.
T was troubled with headaches.
nervousness-and that tired feeling.
read so much in the papers about .
Hood's Sarsaparilla that I decided to
rv it and I am thankful I did. for it
has entirely relieved me and I am '
now able to do my work. lean say i
njv good of Hood's Sassaparilla."
Mrs. T. F. Rich, Hampshire, III.
Hood's Pills are the favorite family
cathartic, easy to take, easy to operate. 1
Arnold's Brora o Celery cures head-.
aches; 10, 25 and 50 cents. Reiss1.
First Annual Picnic of Tenth Con
gressional District Wood
men. THE PARADE IN THE MORNING.
A Great Time at the Watch Tower In the
Afternoon Northcott, l'rlnce and Otaera
to Talk Maj. llawea to Heavh Home
From the' North In the Morning The
Tomorrow the great order of Mod
ern Woodmen of America will again
do honor to its oft favored eit3. Rock
Island will in return do honor to the
Tenth Congressional District Picnic
association and all others, 'whether of
the order or otherwise, who mav come
amontr the others. The city put on
her holiday attire today, bedecking
herself in the gay colors which won so
ranch praise during the U. V. U. na
tional encampment week. The com
mittee am decoratien desires further
that all business men partake of the
spirit ef the occasion and put out
their decorations tomorrow.
The festivities of the day will begin
with a street parade in the morninj
lhe procession, under the direc
tion of Gen. William Clendenin,
will form on Third avenue and Twen
ty-first street and march west to
Twentieth street, north to Second
avenue, west to iiiteentn street,
south to Third avwjiue, west to Tenth
street, countermarch on Third avenue
to Seventeenth street, aud south
to Seventh avenue, aud there take
cars for Black Hawk's Watch
Tower, where ttht picnic will be
held. Addresses will be delivered by
Hon. W. A. Northcott. Maj. C. W
Hawes. Congressman G. W. Prince
aud Hon. F. M. Andrews, of Sterling.
Then will follow prize drills and var
ious amusements. The celebration
will continue into the evening.
The service on the Tower line will
be adequate to meet all requirements.
Head Consul Northcott and many
of the directors will be iu attendance.
Rock Island is always glad to gret
the order it fought and risked life
All viitinjr Woodmen should in
spect the new home of the order, now
rapidly nearinir completion, at the
eorncr of Fifteenth street and Third
avenue, and see if they aiJ not proud
Maj. C. W. Hawes, the popular head
clerk of the order, will reach home
fiom the north and far west early to
morrow morning. Mis lorces arc
preparing to give him a hearty wel
ESTIMATES BEING MADE.
Kneiueer Harmon at. Work on the Levee
Jacob A. Harmon, superwsmg en-
gineer on the reservoir construction.
is now engaged iu preparing osti
makes of the cost of the improvement
or the river front.
Mayor Medill stated today that
everything would be in readiness by
next Monday evening wheu he would
ask authority of the council to pro
ceed with the work, which is to bo
completed this fall.
Have Yon a Son, Brother,
Husband or lover in the army
navy? Mail him today a 25-cent
package of Allen's Foot-ease, a pow
der for the feet. All who inarch.
walk or ttand need it. It cures ach-1
ing, tired, sore, swoollen, sweating
feet, and makes hot, tight or new
shoes easy. Feet can't blister, get
sore or callous where Allen's Foot-
ease is used. 10,000 testimonials.
All druggists ami shoe stores sell it.
25 cents. Sample sent free. Address
Allen S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y.
A Messing alike to j-oung ami old
Dr. Fowler's Extract of Wild Straw-
ltcrry. Nature's sihjc
terv, diarrlm-a and s
plaint. For sale by Mars
Of Course, if You
Want Your Watch
Any Old Way,
You need not be partic
ular who repairs it. If
you don't value yor
watch very highly, rtr
just carry it for style,
and not for use, any
old way will do. But
if you want your watch
in first class running
order and jwrfect con
dition, you should lie
careful who repairs it.
We are noted for our
skillful repairing of
watches. Years of ex
perience ind tine work
manship have made our
reputation the stand
ard. No matter if it is
a cheap watch, or the
finest chonometer, they
will le repaired with
the eame care.
O. Manufacturing Jeweler 8
and Optician. k
Another Scoop- A Car Load of Sewing Machines
at a Quarter Price.
THE Rockford Machine comjany li
i t he Will C. Free Se wi ng Mac h i r
Davenport, Muscatine and Clinton, w here they have been selling Machines
under the Will C. Free brand and trade mark Thev sell us the whole lot.
one car load, from these various stores at a quarter paice. e will sell them
as bought. The d-drawer Machines, beautiful cabinet finish of polished oak,
$9.94; the drop-head Machines, extension tables, cabiuet liuished polished,
solid oak, four drawers, at $1 1.44.
Full Sets of the Best Attachments FREE with Each Machine.
Fully guaranteed in every way. If not all right and strictly up to guar
antee you may return after a full trial any time withm 3D days, lou run no
risk. "The Rockford Sewing Machine company are well kuown as the makers
of high class Mactfiiuee and they put on the. market none but the best. At
these absurd low prices we hope to
If vou ever expect to buy a machine,
Machine. It will be set aside with
to vour order. Remember vou get
each Machine just th same kind as
Six Hundred Remnants of every
kiud and description, some bought as
remnants others are the ends from
our groat linen sajes of the past two
months. All kinds of Brown Table
Damasks, bleached damasks, silver
bleaches, reds, etc., from lj-vaids to
3-vard lengths, as they run, nothing
will be cnt. 60c, 75o, 80c on the dollar.
a saving or zu to 4U per cent. jo
such a chance again this year Jjoing,
going, and will 1e gone iu a few days.
400 Napkin Remnants.
All our odd half down napkins, ac
cumulated from a period of busy nap
kin selling. They afre cheap enough.
Souie slightly soiled, others bright and
fresh all at remnant prices.
What More Does Anybody Want?
Clearing Hp day brings to light about
'2t0 soiled lurkish lowel". arc 20c
and 2o values, they are extra nie
and not badly soiled, grab A r
quick, they are each
1720, 1722, 17-5M, 1726, 1728 Second
Wear a KNOX Hat?
Many years ago a certain hat manufacturer named
"Knox1' started in to make a hat that would gain for
him a reputation. From the very first he determined
to use only the very lest material that it was possible
to obtain, and to see to it that only the most careful
and painstaking workmen were employed in turning
out these hats. The Knox" today has a reputation
second to Hone.
We also place on sale our $3 DERBY HATS.
They are made at Knox's factory. All Union
1804 Second Avenue.
Tbis school completely equips young men and young
women as accountant?;, stenographers and K'aeral assistants
is business, by imparting the most thorough, practical and
up to-date instruction in all branches that At for such a
career. The members of the faculty are widely known for
their skill and efficiency, and have qualified thousands of
young people for success in business.
The following expression of satisfaction
tory : " I would not take g-l.flOQ 00 for the
my son obtained in yonr school during three months,
will enter another boy in September. W. C. Wilson."
So confident are we of our ability to please our patrons,
that we cheerfully guarantee the fullest satisfaction.
Day and night sc1tk1s heKin September 1st. A benati-
fm, illustrated catalogue may be bad f rea,
jJ-r-TVi It tin Urrtd and But Car.niMc'- lewaal hi DornmNtera lllinait. 2T3 Sloimli la (tlwHltac
tfwhif ftj :tt par, irun tt k:ra am as e-.';i-- rM.i:t pnilfett.
onoes uiven away
With every pair of shoes bought until Sept. I we will
give away free a pair of shoes or Oxfords.
With a fl.50 shoe you get a child's shoe worth from 25 to 50c; with
a f 2 shoe you get a child's shoe worth from CO to 85c; with a $2.50
shoe you get a misses' shoe or ladies' Oxtord worth from 75 to $1.25;
with a $3 shoe you get a pair of Oxfords worth from $1 to $1.50.
I. - I . . a ...
ve nave plenty oi ooys tennis snoes, nrst quality, at .35 to Wo a
A Full Line of Union Stamp Shoes Always on Hand.
307 TWENTIETH STREET,
ROCK ISLAND. "
No shoes taken on approvaL Goods
decided to discontinue the making of
ana to close up us retail stores in
sell the entire car load in iu uavs lime.
now is the time, fl cash will secure a
your name on it anil be held for one week
full sets of bost attachments five with
go with the $00 and $75 Machines.
Hall Lamps with pully, complete with
g!oles. ruby or rose, oil fount, burn
er aud chimney, not 1.35, t
All the time not at special hours
With tin tops or without, take your
choice, any day, all the time,
a cent apiece
Until sold, deep puddinjj pans,
granite iron, 3-quart ttiA;, not
4-qnart size, not 2c,
but i . . . .
To settle the tin dishpan busi
ness, 14-quart dishpans, each
Annex, '219 Eighteenth St.
Hlf f V RD)C
not satisfactory, money refunded.